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Archangeldecker
« on: October 15, 2010 08:22:24 AM »

My two latest cross stitch finishes:


Design:  A Quaker Alphabet Sampler


Designer: Carriage House Samplings


Fabric: 28 count Monaco fabric in Majesty by Fleur de Luce Hand Dyeds


Floss: Threadworx 1082 Cabbage and DMC 3866







Design:  Wicked


Designer: Primitive Bettys


Fabric: 28 count evenweave of unknown origin and color. (Possibly Bay Leaf by Wichelt.)


Fiber: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Old Crow.









TFL!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010 08:34:52 AM »

Very nice!! I LOVE the crow!!

Can I ask you something though... why doesn't the alphabet have a "W" ?!?!?
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010 09:38:26 AM »

So pretty! I really like the crow.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010 02:19:37 PM »

I adore the 'Wicked' one. Perfect for fall.

The first one looks like linen. Pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010 10:50:30 AM »

Very nice!! I LOVE the crow!!

Can I ask you something though... why doesn't the alphabet have a "W" ?!?!?



Thank you all so much for the kind comments! Smiley


Lettering samplers often included upper and lower case letters, the numbers from one to ten, and a verse, usually religious. If you look at the earlier samplers you will see different lettering styles, even some with letters missing. The early Latin alphabet only had 23 letters and Old English was strongly influenced by the Romans.

The "W" wasn't used, "U" and "V" and "J" and "I" were interchangeable. The J began to have its own distinctive look around 1820. Sometimes you would see the "Q" worked as a reversed "P". The "Z" was often just left out since it was seldom used.


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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010 02:59:20 PM »

both are very pretty, but the purple fabric for the sampler is so vibrant.  I love it!!!
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